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CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
 
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Their Branches May Be Small in Square Footage,
But HUGE in Heart
Allred & Del Mar Branch, Give Back...Again!
Toiletries collected and donated to a local women's shelter, plastic bottle drive, sneaker drive, and a rummage sale.
 
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Fresh from the Garden Tuesday at the Del Mar Branch!

During Garden Club on Tuesday, Del Mar members raided the garden for edible plants to make salads to eat for snack time. Over 15 kids participated and each one had a different array of plants on their plates, from lettuce and broccoli to edible flowers! 

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
So many exciting things go on at the Ocean Knoll Outreach Center, that the members wanted something to show for it. So what did they do? Started their own monthly newsletter!

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National Boys & Girls Club Week Wrap Up

National Boys & Girls Club Week was a great success this year!
All seven of our branches participated in a different theme each day of
the week.

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EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
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Daisy Auguliar, BGC San Dieguito's
2013 Youth of the Year
This past month Daisy Aguilar, our 2013 Youth of the Year, competed against nine other Y.O.Y. winners from other Boys & Girls Clubs Organizations throughout San Diego County.  

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*NEW* Mentoring Program
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the team at Crush Italian Restaurant have partnered together to create a mentoring program for teens which combines shadowing and one-on-one mentoring techniques to teach teens skills in the restaurant industry. 

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SPORTS, FITNESS, RECREATION & HEALTH
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Ready. Set. GO!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito BIG EI8HT Middle School Sports Conference sponsors 10 sports, one being: track & field. Teams compete with local middle schools in and outside the district. The Polster Branch, in collaboration with BGC San Carlsbad, hosted a track meet this past month that had over 370 kids from 7 different middle schools competing. Learn more about BIG EI8HT Middle School Sports by reading more!
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*NEW* iTrain Basketball Skills Clinic
This clinic will focus on skill development in the areas of agility/vertical and leap/footwork training and constant enforcement of the fundamentals of basketball.
SDSU basketball alum DJ Gay and 4 year basketball starter at UC San Diego, Jordan Lawley, will be leading the clinics with special guest appearances form the current SDSU basketball players.  

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Bring-it-on-athon - RSD Swimming Fundraiser
The Bring-it-on-athon is RSD’s ONLY Annual fundraiser in which ALL RSD swimmers have one-hour (Grunions swim 30 minutes) to swim as many laps as possible with each swimmer’s goal to raise at least $150.  Each swimmer can either collect flat donations, or can pursue pledges for each lap they swim.

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THE ARTS
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Creating Their Own Ringtones
The Ocean Knoll Outreach Center is very fortunate to have an artist volunteering his time to meet with their club members on a weekly basis. Patrick, the artist volunteering, is equipping club members with valuable tools to better understand music. He is allowing club members to explore the program, Garage Band, in order to create their own melodies, which in turn will become ringtones!

Interested in volunteering? Click here
 
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YAA Rock Band, Chrome Jets, Play Concert at Allred
It was a beautiful March day, perfect for an afterschool rock concert. The young Allred members rocked out along to the beat of a Youth Arts Academy Rock Band, in the hopes that maybe one day they too can be in their very own band!

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS
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Eat Wings. Raise Funds.
April 9th from 11am to 2am
Join us TOMORROW at Buffalo Wild Wings in Encinitas for lunch,
dinner or drinks! 

10% OF THE DAY’S FOOD & ALCOHOL SALES 
GOES DIRECTLY BACK TO US! 

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Open House Luncheon at the *NEW* Center For A Healthy Lifestyle in Encinitas
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito held a media and VIP viewing of the NEW Center for a Healthy Lifestyle (CHL) Kitchen & Garden Project at the Encinitas Griset Branch. Over 60 people came to see the progress of the project and learn about ways they can help.  

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Register Now for Uncorked for a Cause!
Uncorked for a Cause presented by Retirement Benefits Group is a contemporary, social, blind wine tasting event with a “TWIST”. The “TWIST” is each team must bring three bottles of the same wine; two of which are “tasted” & voted on and the third bottle of wine from each team goes to the winning teams! Last year’s first place team walked away with over 60 bottles of wine!  You won’t want to miss it! 

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Join Us For An Evening Of "Treasures For Kids"
Wednesday, April 9th | 5 to 8 pm | Searsucker, Del Mar.  
We have partnered with our friends at Tradesy.com for a charity event like no other. It’s so easy – bring one gently used designer bag or piece of jewelry to this event and donate it to the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito. We will sell your items through Tradesy.com with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the club.

Donate. Drink. Do Good. RSVP to aragovin@bgcsandieguito.org

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Last Week of Our Great Futures Fund!
The GREAT FUTURES FUND (GFF) is our annual fundraising campaign. Every child needs a safe place where they feel welcomed and loved. We provide many children that place to call home through scholarships.GFF is an initiative to help continue these scholarships for children in need. Your donation will help open the door to a GREAT FUTURE for a child who without your help may have never had this opportunity.

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Charity Golf Classic Benefiting Griset 
Monday, May 19th

Enjoy a great day of golfing for a great cause! All golfers have access to full practice facility, unlimited range balls, prizes, raffle,auction, closest to the pin contest & longest drive contest.  


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BGC San Dieguito at the White House for Boys & Girls Club Day of Advocacy! written by David Crean, CEO

Our Board Chairman, Edward Wallace, and I traveled to our nation’s capitol and participated in the Boys & Girls Clubs of American National Day of Advocacy.  BGC San Dieguito was one of four Major Metro Club organization from the state of California representing in Washington D.C.  

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Uber & BGC San Dieguito Team Up

The Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito has teamed up with Uber so you can ride with ease on us! Get $20 off your first Uber ride by signing up here and using our custom coupon code BGCSANDIEGUITO.

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 Better Business Bureau Approved!

We are proud to announce we have met the 20 standards for Charity Accountability by the BBB.

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FACE OF THE FUTURE
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Meet Abby Dumrauf | Age 11
Del Mar Branch
Abby is an all-around sweet and genuine person who is always looking out for her younger sister and the other kids at the club. She will routinely sit with the kindergartners and first graders and patiently read chapter books to them. The staff can always count on Abby to be a leader. She leads the other kids on the right path not by telling them what to do, but by behaving in such a kind way that the other kids love and respect her. 

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MEET WHO'S LEADING OUR FUTURE
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Meet Joe Benjamin, Aquatics Director/RSD Head Coach
"Joe Benjamin is the most dedicated Director of Aquatics, Head Coach, father, friend, mentor and husband I’ve ever known.  He wears many hats and does so with integrity and a true passion for all of it.  He has managed to balance work and life in a successful way and always gives the best of himself.  I am honored to have such a great co-worker, mentor and above all friend in my life."
-Marineke Vandervort, Director of Human Resources

Employee Since March 1995: Joe has inspired and influenced thousands of kids throughout our community. He truly gives his all, to everyone.
FROM THE CEO'S DESK
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David H. Crean, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
Creating a Culture of Philanthropy at BGC San Dieguito

On an average day during the school year, young people spend about 13% in school, 40% at home including sleep and 47% somewhere else.  At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, we set out to serve the young people specifically targeted on that 47% metric and our goal is to serve that population with greater impact. Our vision at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within the reach of every young person who enters our doors, we strive for all members to have the opportunity to not only progress their education but plan for their future, while learning to demonstrate good character, citizenship and how to live a healthy lifestyle. 

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